Yukon High School Yearbook Photo Causes Controversy

Monday, May 12th 2014, 10:24 pm
By: News 9

Right now, more than 1,100 Yukon High School students are being asked to bring their yearbooks back to school after a photo causes controversy.

It's being called a yearbook fiasco. The photo shows an unflattering angle of a female student. School administrators say the parents of the student want the picture removed.

"Not an appropriate picture, and really wish that our staff had caught it earlier, so just working to remove it from our yearbook," Associate Principal Lisa Megli said.

Megli said after more than 10 years as an associate principal at Yukon High School, this is a first.

"I would call it a fiasco," said Megli. "It was a great yearbook picture that might have just been at the wrong angle."

Megli said a couple of students took the unflattering photo of the teen and blasted it on social media.

That's when the issue took on a life of its own.

"I saw it in the yearbook, and they cut it out today," Yukon High School junior, Luis Guera, said.

Now, students who purchased the yearbook have been asked to bring their books back to school to either have the picture covered, or the page completely cut out.

"You could just see up her skirt, but you couldn't see anything," said Yukon High School freshman, Laina Radenberg. "It was just legs."

"It's just fat, leg fat. That's all there is," said junior, Joys Johny. "There's nothing major about the picture other than people making a big deal about it."

Twitter lit up after a "blown up" version of the photo was posted. The picture has since been removed.

One student writes in a Twitter post, "No, I'm not bringing my yearbook to school for you to rip out a page because of some immature boys."

"I think a couple of guys took the picture, turned it into something that it wasn't, and that's where it kind of really blew out of proportion," Megli said.

The yearbooks were given out on Friday. The controversial picture was posted to social media over the weekend.